Not sure how each of you all feel about this, but I was curious to know: If any of you have ever bought your groceries at the 99 Cent store? I am not referring to the "Dollar Tree". However, they may sell groceries on a small scale. Actually, the one down the street does sell a bunch of caned food.
Anyway, partner and I were on vacation this past week and decided to stay home in the pool instead of driving to the beaches in Mexico due to the gas prices. On the news one night here in Phoenix, there was a special about a family shopping for all their food at a 99 cent store. We both thought it was a joke. So, we decided to stop by the only 99 cent store we knew close by and BOY we were surprised!! We found Organic canned tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, whole wheat bread, white bread, bagels, organic canned pumpkin, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, sushi rice, sea salt grinders, pastry cutters and all kinds of Mexican food. We were just amazed the amount of money we saved going there.
One night we had pasta, which we bought all the indegredients at the 99 store. We figured it all up and the entire meal for two of us and a couple of our friends totalled to right at 8 bucks. NOT BAD in our book.
I am curious if anyone else has done the same thing?